Health and Nutrition of Varnado, LA Residents

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Fifty four percent of Varnado residents report that their diet is generally healthy. People here have milk to drink or on their cereal 21 times per month. This includes chocolate and other flavored milks, as well as hot cocoa made with milk, and does not count small amounts of milk added to coffee or tea. People living here eat an average of four meals (breakfasts, lunches or dinners) per week that were prepared away from home in places such as restaurants, fast food places, food stands, grocery stores or from vending machines. They get two of these meals from a fast-food or pizza place. People here eat two "ready to eat" foods such as salads, soups, chicken, sandwiches and cooked vegetables per month. They also eat three frozen meals or frozen pizzas on average monthly.

Summary

Diet health (%)

  • Here 54.2%
  • Washington Parish 46.7%
  • State 49.5%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Here 20.8
  • County 21.4
  • State 20.3

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Here 4.1
  • Washington Parish 3.2
  • State 3.6

Meals from fast food or pizza place (#/week)

  • Varnado 1.6
  • County 1.9
  • State 1.9

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Varnado 1.6
  • Washington Parish 1.5
  • Louisiana 1.7

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Here 3.4
  • Washington Parish 3.6
  • State 3.4

The biggest differences compared to state averages have been highlighted with a blue background.

The average Varnado resident last visited a dentist two years ago (including all types of dentists, such as, orthodontists, oral surgeons, and all other dental specialists, as well as dental hygienists). Fourteen percent of people living here 30 years of age and older, are embarrassed because of their teeth, mouth or dentures. Seventeen percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Varnado residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 53 percent. People living here aged 30 years and older, aside from brushing their teeth with toothbrush, use dental floss or any other device that clean between teeth on average three days per week. They also use mouthwash or other dental rinse products to treat dental disease or dental problems an average of two days per week. The average person living here (including children) has 24 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Here 1.6
  • Washington Parish 2.4
  • Louisiana 2.0

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Varnado 14.0%
  • Washington Parish 18.5%
  • State 15.3%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Here 17.4%
  • County 22.2%
  • State 20.8%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Varnado 53.5%
  • County 41.1%
  • State 46.6%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Varnado 3.3
  • Washington Parish 2.4
  • Louisiana 2.9

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Varnado 2.5
  • County 3.1
  • State 3.1

Average number of teeth

  • Varnado 23.7
  • County 20.8
  • State 23.1

The biggest differences compared to state averages have been highlighted with a blue background.

The average height of Varnado residents 16 years and older is 67 inches. The average weight is 179 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 29. Thirty seven percent of people living here are obese. Forty six percent have ever been obese. Forty two percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Here 66.7
  • County 66.7
  • Louisiana 66.9

Average weight (pounds)

  • Varnado 178.5
  • County 183.0
  • Louisiana 182.6

Average BMI

  • Varnado 29.0
  • Washington Parish 29.2
  • Louisiana 29.1

People that are obese (%)

  • Varnado 37.3%
  • Washington Parish 40.9%
  • Louisiana 39.2%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Here 46.2%
  • County 53.5%
  • State 50.5%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Here 42.0%
  • County 31.0%
  • State 35.3%

Sixty one percent of Varnado residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Nineteen percent of people living here have ever used cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine. Seventeen percent have ever used any form of cocaine, such as powder, 'crack', 'free base', and coca paste. Two percent have ever used heroin. Eight percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Varnado 61.5%
  • Washington Parish 65.1%
  • Louisiana 62.7%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Here 19.1%
  • Washington Parish 23.5%
  • State 21.1%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Varnado 17.4%
  • County 20.9%
  • Louisiana 19.5%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Varnado 2.4%
  • Washington Parish 3.8%
  • Louisiana 3.0%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Varnado 7.8%
  • County 11.6%
  • Louisiana 9.9%

The biggest differences compared to state averages have been highlighted with a blue background.

Eleven percent of people living in Varnado have ever been told by a doctor or health professional that they have diabetes. Forty nine percent of people had a blood test for high sugar or diabetes within the past three years. Three percent of city residents are currently taking insulin.

Summary

Diabetics (%)

  • Here 11.2%
  • County 12.7%
  • State 10.3%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Here 49.1%
  • Washington Parish 47.3%
  • State 47.8%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Varnado 3.2%
  • Washington Parish 4.1%
  • State 3.4%

Varnado residents 20 years and older on average get up to urinate one time at night (from time they go to bed at night until the time they get up in the morning).

Summary

Avg. # of times urinating at night

  • Varnado 1.1
  • Washington Parish 1.3
  • Louisiana 1.2

Eleven percent of Varnado residents above the age of 40 have problems with their ability to smell, such as not being able to smell things or things not smelling the way they are supposed to. Five percent have been having problems with their ability to taste sweet, sour, salty or bitter foods and drinks. Sixty eight percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Thirty nine percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Twelve percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Twenty percent have ever had a broken nose or other serious injury to face or skull. Fifty two percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Here 11.4%
  • County 11.1%
  • State 10.3%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Here 5.1%
  • County 6.7%
  • State 5.7%

People 40+ that ever had wisdom teeth removed (%)

  • Varnado 68.5%
  • Washington Parish 66.2%
  • State 65.3%

People 40+ that ever had tonsils teeth removed (%)

  • Varnado 38.6%
  • County 24.0%
  • Louisiana 26.2%

People 40+ that ever had a loss of consciousness because of a head injury (%)

  • Varnado 12.5%
  • Washington Parish 14.3%
  • Louisiana 14.6%

People 40+ that ever had a broken nose or other serious injury to face or skull (%)

  • Here 20.3%
  • Washington Parish 20.3%
  • Louisiana 19.4%

People 40+ that ever had two or more sinus infections (%)

  • Here 52.4%
  • County 36.9%
  • Louisiana 38.7%

The biggest differences compared to state averages have been highlighted with a blue background.

Eighty two percent of people living in Varnado are covered by health insurance or some other kind of health care plan.

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Here 82.3%
  • Washington Parish 72.5%
  • State 75.5%

Twenty four percent of people living in Varnado have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had hypertension (also called high blood pressure). Twenty two percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Forty nine percent of people in Varnado frequently check their blood cholesterol. Twenty percent of people have ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that their blood cholesterol level was high.

Summary

Has high blood pressure (%)

  • Varnado 24.4%
  • County 28.0%
  • Louisiana 23.9%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Here 21.5%
  • County 26.4%
  • Louisiana 24.4%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Varnado 49.0%
  • Washington Parish 44.5%
  • Louisiana 43.9%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Varnado 20.3%
  • County 22.5%
  • Louisiana 18.7%

Forty four percent of people living in Varnado use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Here 43.5%
  • Washington Parish 24.0%
  • State 31.2%

The biggest differences compared to state averages have been highlighted with a blue background.

Twenty two percent of Varnado residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Twenty six percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Thirty nine percent of people living here have trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleep too much. Fifty one percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Twenty six percent are bothered by poor appetite or overeating. Nineteen percent often feel badly about themselves, that they are a failure or have let themselves or their families down. Seventeen percent have trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching TV. Eleven percent of people living here move or speak so slowly that other people could have noticed, or the opposite - being so fidgety or restless that they have been moving around a lot more than usual. Four percent have thoughts that they would be better off dead or of hurting themselves in some way.

Summary

People who have little interest in doing things (%)

  • Here 21.8%
  • County 27.9%
  • Louisiana 26.0%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Here 26.3%
  • Washington Parish 28.6%
  • State 26.5%

People who have trouble sleeping or sleeping too much (%)

  • Varnado 39.0%
  • Washington Parish 40.7%
  • State 40.2%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Here 50.6%
  • County 50.6%
  • Louisiana 50.3%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Here 25.7%
  • County 30.4%
  • Louisiana 27.7%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Varnado 19.4%
  • County 22.3%
  • State 20.4%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Varnado 16.5%
  • Washington Parish 18.9%
  • Louisiana 18.2%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Varnado 11.1%
  • Washington Parish 16.2%
  • State 13.6%

People having thoughts they would be better off dead (%)

  • Here 3.5%
  • County 4.9%
  • Louisiana 4.3%

The biggest differences compared to state averages have been highlighted with a blue background.

Varnado residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Varnado 2.2
  • Washington Parish 2.4
  • State 2.0

Seventy six percent of people living in Varnado have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Thirteen percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 5.3 days per month on average. They have 4.6 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 16 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Here 75.9%
  • County 76.4%
  • State 78.2%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Here 12.7%
  • Washington Parish 12.4%
  • State 11.3%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Here 5.3
  • Washington Parish 4.5
  • Louisiana 5.0

Average drinks/week

  • Varnado 4.6
  • County 5.9
  • Louisiana 5.6

Average days/year people drink much

  • Varnado 16.3
  • County 26.9
  • Louisiana 23.5

The biggest differences compared to state averages have been highlighted with a blue background.

Ninety seven percent of Varnado residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Ninety one percent of males have ever had vaginal sex with a woman. Eighty seven percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Thirty one percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Nine percent of males in Varnado have ever had any kind of sex with a man, including oral or anal. Ninety eight percent of females have ever had vaginal sex with a man. Eighty five percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Thirty five percent have ever had anal sex. Ten percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Varnado were 17 years old on average when they had sex for the first time. The average man in his lifetime had any kind of sex with 13 women. He has vaginal sex with eight women. People living here were on average 22 years old when they first performed oral sex on a woman. In their lifetime they performed oral sex on average on two women. Males in their lifetime have anal or oral sex with 2.8 men on average. They have had 1.2 anal sex partners in their lifetime. People in Varnado were 20 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. They performed oral sex on average on four men in their lifetime. Eight percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Varnado has vaginal or anal sex 61 times a year. Fifty six percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Varnado 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with 11 men on average. They have had 10 male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.5 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Ninety one percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

People 18+ that ever had sex (vaginal, anal, or oral) (%)

  • Here 97.0%
  • Washington Parish 97.4%
  • Louisiana 97.1%

Males 18+ that ever had vaginal sex with a woman (%)

  • Varnado 91.1%
  • Washington Parish 94.6%
  • Louisiana 94.2%

Males 18+ that ever performed oral sex on a woman (%)

  • Here 87.1%
  • Washington Parish 83.6%
  • Louisiana 84.2%

Males 18+ that ever had anal sex with a woman (%)

  • Here 31.4%
  • Washington Parish 47.3%
  • Louisiana 45.6%

Males 18+ that ever had any sex with a man (%)

  • Here 8.8%
  • County 4.5%
  • State 5.6%

Females 18+ that ever had vaginal sex with a man (%)

  • Varnado 98.3%
  • Washington Parish 97.1%
  • Louisiana 97.0%

Females 18+ that ever performed oral sex on a man (%)

  • Here 84.6%
  • Washington Parish 76.3%
  • Louisiana 81.1%

Females 18+ that ever had anal sex with a man (%)

  • Varnado 35.2%
  • Washington Parish 36.0%
  • Louisiana 36.5%

Females 18+ that ever had any kind of sex with a woman (%)

  • Varnado 10.4%
  • County 13.8%
  • State 12.5%

Average age people first had sex

  • Here 17.4
  • County 16.3
  • Louisiana 16.7

Average number of female sex partners in lifetime (males 18+)

  • Varnado 12.5
  • Washington Parish 31.9
  • Louisiana 29.2

Average number of female vaginal sex partners in lifetime (males 18+)

  • Here 7.8
  • Washington Parish 25.0
  • State 22.8

Average age people first performed oral sex on a woman (18+)

  • Here 22.2
  • Washington Parish 21.9
  • Louisiana 22.1

Average number of woman performed oral sex on in lifetime (18+)

  • Varnado 2.3
  • County 4.9
  • State 4.5

Average number of male sex partners in lifetime (males 18+)

  • Varnado 2.8
  • County 2.2
  • State 2.5

Average number of male anal sex partners in lifetime (males 18+)

  • Varnado 1.2
  • County 1.3
  • State 1.5

Average age people first performed oral sex on a man (18+)

  • Varnado 19.5
  • Washington Parish 20.6
  • State 19.7

Average number of male oral sex partners in lifetime (18+)

  • Varnado 4.0
  • Washington Parish 4.9
  • Louisiana 4.5

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Varnado 7.6%
  • County 13.3%
  • State 11.8%

Average number of times people have vaginal or anal sex a year

  • Here 61.1
  • County 58.4
  • Louisiana 57.7

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Here 56.1%
  • Washington Parish 49.8%
  • State 51.3%

Average number of male sex partners in lifetime (females 18+)

  • Varnado 11.1
  • County 13.2
  • State 11.1

Average number of male vaginal sex partners in lifetime (females 18+)

  • Here 10.2
  • Washington Parish 10.6
  • State 9.3

Average number of female sex partners in lifetime (females 18+)

  • Here 0.5
  • Washington Parish 0.7
  • State 0.6

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Varnado 90.7%
  • Washington Parish 78.8%
  • Louisiana 79.0%

The biggest differences compared to state averages have been highlighted with a blue background.

Nine percent of households in Varnado use chemical products in their homes to control fleas, roaches, ants, termites or other insects. Four percent use chemical products in their lawns or gardens to kill weeds.

Summary

Households using pesticides to control insects (%)

  • Here 8.7%
  • Washington Parish 11.8%
  • State 10.8%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Varnado 3.5%
  • Washington Parish 4.0%
  • State 4.1%

The biggest differences compared to state averages have been highlighted with a blue background.

Varnado residents 16 years and older usually get seven hours of sleep at night on weekdays or workdays. Thirty six percent of them have trouble sleeping.

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Here 6.8
  • Washington Parish 6.8
  • Louisiana 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Here 35.9%
  • Washington Parish 30.9%
  • Louisiana 29.2%

The biggest differences compared to state averages have been highlighted with a blue background.

Forty six percent of Varnado residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Here 46.3%
  • County 58.3%
  • Louisiana 52.5%

Nineteen percent of Varnado residents' work involve vigorous-intensity activity that causes large increases in breathing or heart rate, like carrying or lifting heavy loads, digging or construction work for at least 10 minutes continuously. Thirty four percent of people do moderate-intensity activities at work that cause small increases in breathing or heart rate such as brisk walking or carrying light loads for at least 10 minutes continuously. Twenty nine percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Twenty seven percent do any vigorous-intensity sports, fitness or recreational activities that cause large increases in breathing or heart rate like running or basketball for at least 10 minutes continuously. Forty eight percent do any moderate-intensity sports, fitness or recreational activities that cause a small increase in breathing or heart rate such as brisk walking, bicycling, swimming or golf for at least 10 minutes continuously. People living here spend seven hours sitting on a typical day (this includes sitting at work, at home, getting to and from places, or with friends, including time spent sitting at a desk, traveling in a car or bus, reading, playing cards, watching television or using a computer). They usually sit and watch TV or videos for about three hours per day. They use a computer or play computer games (including Playstation, Nintendo DS, or other portable video games) outside of work or school for 1.3 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 19.1%
  • Washington Parish 21.1%
  • Louisiana 20.4%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 34.0%
  • County 34.5%
  • Louisiana 36.1%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Here 28.7%
  • County 30.5%
  • Louisiana 31.1%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Varnado 26.5%
  • County 14.6%
  • Louisiana 21.2%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 47.7%
  • Washington Parish 35.0%
  • Louisiana 41.6%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Varnado 6.5
  • County 5.9
  • State 6.1

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Here 2.7
  • County 3.1
  • State 2.8

Average hours a day using computer

  • Here 1.3
  • County 1.1
  • State 1.3

The biggest differences compared to state averages have been highlighted with a blue background.

Eleven percent of Varnado residents have ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that they had asthma. Three percent of people living here has anemia, sometimes called "tired blood" or "low blood". Four percent of people 16 years and older have ever been told by a doctor or other health care professional that they had psoriasis. Thirty six percent are overweight. Fourteen percent of people 60 years and older have difficulties in thinking or remembering that can make a big difference in everyday activities (this does not refer to occasionally forgetting your keys or the name of someone you recently met). This refers to things like confusion or memory loss that are happening more often or getting worse. Twelve percent of people living in Varnado have ever received a blood transfusion. Sixteen percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Twenty seven percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Five percent have ever been told they had gout. Three percent have congestive heart failure. Three percent have coronary heart disease. Three percent have angina, also called angina pectoris. Three percent have ever had a heart attack, also called myocardial infarction. Four percent have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had a stroke. Two percent have ever had emphysema. Eight percent have another thyroid problem. Four percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Two percent of people had any kind of liver condition. Eleven percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Varnado 11.5%
  • Washington Parish 12.5%
  • Louisiana 10.6%

People with anemia (%)

  • Here 3.0%
  • County 4.5%
  • Louisiana 4.0%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Varnado 3.6%
  • County 3.3%
  • Louisiana 3.4%

People with overweight (%)

  • Here 36.4%
  • County 34.3%
  • State 34.4%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Here 13.9%
  • Washington Parish 25.1%
  • Louisiana 17.9%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Here 11.8%
  • Washington Parish 13.5%
  • Louisiana 11.4%

People having trouble seeing even with glass/contacts (%)

  • Varnado 15.6%
  • County 22.0%
  • Louisiana 18.4%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Varnado 27.1%
  • County 28.8%
  • State 24.4%

People with gout (%)

  • Here 4.8%
  • County 4.4%
  • State 3.9%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Here 3.0%
  • Washington Parish 4.6%
  • Louisiana 3.2%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Here 2.9%
  • Washington Parish 3.7%
  • State 2.8%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Here 2.6%
  • County 2.6%
  • State 2.1%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Varnado 3.2%
  • Washington Parish 4.6%
  • State 3.4%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Varnado 3.6%
  • County 5.2%
  • State 3.7%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Here 2.1%
  • Washington Parish 4.2%
  • State 2.6%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Here 8.5%
  • County 7.0%
  • State 6.9%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Here 3.6%
  • Washington Parish 4.7%
  • State 3.5%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Here 1.6%
  • Washington Parish 3.6%
  • State 2.5%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Varnado 11.3%
  • Washington Parish 8.5%
  • State 8.0%

The biggest differences compared to state averages have been highlighted with a blue background.

Sixty five percent of births in Varnado were vaginal deliveries. Thirty five percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.1 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Sixty one percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Forty five percent of women breastfeed their children. Twenty five percent of women in Varnado have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Thirteen percent had both of their ovaries removed (either when they had their uterus removed or at another time). Seventy six percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Ten percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Sixteen percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Nineteen percent have ever used female hormones such as estrogen and progesterone, including any forms of female hormones, such as pills, cream, patch and injections, but do not include birth control methods or use for infertility.

Summary

Vaginal deliveries (%)

  • Here 65.4%
  • County 69.2%
  • Louisiana 63.1%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Varnado 34.6%
  • Washington Parish 30.8%
  • State 36.9%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Varnado 99.1%
  • County 99.0%
  • Louisiana 99.0%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Varnado 60.9%
  • Washington Parish 63.0%
  • State 59.1%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Varnado 45.3%
  • Washington Parish 42.9%
  • Louisiana 51.9%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Here 24.6%
  • Washington Parish 25.8%
  • State 21.5%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Here 13.3%
  • Washington Parish 12.9%
  • Louisiana 11.0%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Here 76.3%
  • Washington Parish 70.8%
  • Louisiana 75.3%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Varnado 9.6%
  • County 5.2%
  • State 8.1%

Women that have ever used Depo-Provera or injectables (%)

  • Here 15.6%
  • Washington Parish 17.6%
  • Louisiana 18.1%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Varnado 18.7%
  • County 16.4%
  • Louisiana 16.3%

The biggest differences compared to state averages have been highlighted with a blue background.

People living in Varnado report their general health condition on average at 60 percent. Six percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 38 percent of Varnado residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Eight percent of people living in Varnado are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Here 59.6%
  • County 51.7%
  • State 55.8%

Blood donors (%)

  • Here 5.6%
  • County 3.1%
  • Louisiana 4.6%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Here 37.9%
  • County 41.9%
  • Louisiana 43.8%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Varnado 8.4%
  • Washington Parish 8.4%
  • State 8.8%

The biggest differences compared to state averages have been highlighted with a blue background.

People in Varnado spend $364 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 20 percent of their income. The average family in Varnado spends $82 on food at other stores monthly. This is four percent of their income. They spend $190 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is seven percent of their income. They also spend $31 monthly on carried out or delivered food. This is one percent of their income.

Summary

Money monthly spent on food at supermarket/grocery store

  • Here $364
  • Washington Parish $350
  • Louisiana $354

Income spent on food at supermarket/grocery store (%)

  • Here 19.6%
  • County 28.7%
  • Louisiana 25.0%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Varnado $82
  • County $63
  • State $73

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Here 4.0%
  • Washington Parish 4.1%
  • State 4.5%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Varnado $190
  • Washington Parish $110
  • Louisiana $137

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Varnado 7.2%
  • Washington Parish 6.0%
  • Louisiana 6.9%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Varnado $31
  • County $21
  • State $25

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Varnado 1.2%
  • Washington Parish 1.3%
  • Louisiana 1.3%

The biggest differences compared to state averages have been highlighted with a blue background.

People living in Varnado report their general condition of hearing on average at 79 percent. Seventy seven percent of them can usually hear and understand, without the use of a hearing aid or any other listening devices, what a person says without seeing his or her face if that person whispers to them from across a quiet room. Ninety five percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Eighteen percent of Varnado population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Thirty one percent of people living here have ever had a job where they were exposed to loud sounds or noise. Loud means so loud that they must speak in a raised voice to be heard. Twelve percent of people in Varnado had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Varnado 79.3%
  • Washington Parish 77.7%
  • Louisiana 80.3%

People that can hear a whisper from across a quiet room (%)

  • Varnado 77.5%
  • County 76.7%
  • State 80.7%

People that can hear normal voice from across a quiet room (%)

  • Here 95.1%
  • County 94.4%
  • State 95.4%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Here 17.8%
  • Washington Parish 21.7%
  • Louisiana 18.2%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Varnado 30.5%
  • Washington Parish 45.3%
  • State 40.5%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Varnado 11.6%
  • Washington Parish 16.0%
  • Louisiana 15.3%

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Twenty nine percent of Varnado residents 40 and older take a low-dose aspirin each day to prevent heart attacks, strokes or cancer.

Summary

Adults 40+ taking low-dose aspirin (%)

  • Here 29.2%
  • Washington Parish 27.6%
  • State 26.4%

Twelve percent of Varnado residents 20 or older have limitations caused by a long-term physical, mental or emotional problems or illnesses keeping them from working at a job or business. Eighteen percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems. Eight percent have difficulty walking without using any special equipment. Seven percent are limited in any way because of difficulty remembering or because they experience periods of confusion. Six percent of people here have health problems that require them to use special equipment, such as a cane, wheelchair, special bed or special telephone.

Summary

People having limitations keeping them from working (%)

  • Varnado 11.8%
  • Washington Parish 24.2%
  • State 17.6%

People limited in amount of work they can do (%)

  • Here 17.8%
  • Washington Parish 30.2%
  • Louisiana 23.6%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Varnado 7.7%
  • County 12.2%
  • Louisiana 9.1%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Varnado 6.6%
  • County 12.6%
  • Louisiana 9.2%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Varnado 6.4%
  • County 10.6%
  • Louisiana 8.0%

The biggest differences compared to state averages have been highlighted with a blue background.

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